Bulgaria Youth Unemployment Rate 1991-2020

Youth unemployment refers to the share of the labor force ages 15-24 without work but available for and seeking employment.
  • Bulgaria youth unemployment rate for 2019 was 9.87%, a 2.79% decline from 2018.
  • Bulgaria youth unemployment rate for 2018 was 12.66%, a 0.26% decline from 2017.
  • Bulgaria youth unemployment rate for 2017 was 12.91%, a 4.29% decline from 2016.
  • Bulgaria youth unemployment rate for 2016 was 17.20%, a 4.43% decline from 2015.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24
South Africa 55.97%
Libya 50.47%
St. Lucia 45.23%
St. Vincent and the Grenadines 41.68%
Bosnia 39.70%
Namibia 39.53%
North Macedonia 39.14%
Botswana 37.35%
Gabon 35.95%
Armenia 35.49%
Jordan 35.03%
Montenegro 30.72%
Costa Rica 30.50%
Serbia 30.03%
Algeria 29.51%
Albania 28.13%
Brazil 27.39%
Iran 27.36%
Iraq 25.14%
Mauritius 23.88%
Turkey 23.68%
Jamaica 22.14%
Guyana 21.28%
Colombia 19.04%
Venezuela 18.78%
Samoa 18.13%
Lebanon 17.61%
Maldives 16.76%
Russia 16.12%
Romania 15.43%
Suriname 15.31%
Belize 15.12%
Fiji 14.83%
Azerbaijan 14.56%
Dominican Republic 13.47%
Equatorial Guinea 12.31%
Paraguay 11.42%
Malaysia 11.26%
China 10.33%
Bulgaria 9.87%
Belarus 9.71%
Ecuador 8.94%
Peru 8.37%
Turkmenistan 8.27%
Mexico 7.07%
Guatemala 4.99%
Cuba 4.20%
Kazakhstan 3.88%
Thailand 3.87%
Tonga 3.59%
Bulgaria Youth Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24 Annual Change
2019 9.87% -2.79%
2018 12.66% -0.26%
2017 12.91% -4.29%
2016 17.20% -4.43%
2015 21.64% -2.15%
2014 23.79% -4.61%
2013 28.39% 0.27%
2012 28.12% 3.06%
2011 25.05% 3.13%
2010 21.92% 5.85%
2009 16.07% 3.42%
2008 12.66% -2.40%
2007 15.05% -4.37%
2006 19.42% -2.82%
2005 22.24% -2.14%
2004 24.37% -2.59%
2003 26.96% -8.53%
2002 35.49% -3.46%
2001 38.96% 5.72%
2000 33.24% 4.22%
1999 29.02% 3.97%
1998 25.05% -2.84%
1997 27.90% 0.02%
1996 27.88% 0.33%
1995 27.55% 0.13%
1994 27.42% 0.05%
1993 27.38% 0.49%
1992 26.89% -0.02%
1991 26.91% -0.02%